Episode 101 Several ambitious entrepreneurs must convince these merciless moguls to invest their own hard earned cash in their breakthrough business concepts. Although not all of the entrepreneurs will be fortunate enough to convince the panel of their proposal, by the end of the hour the Sharks will have given away more than half a million dollars of their own money. The entrepreneurs include a chef who believes his family's pie recipe has all the ingredients to become a profitable culinary treat, an inventor with a technological gadget he hopes will take the world by storm, and a nanny who is confident that she has come up with a fun, easy way for children to take their medicine. But the Sharks aren't just out for blood. Their ultimate goal is to own a piece of the next big idea. Entrepreneurs will be asked to give up a percentage of their companies' equity to the Sharks in order to get the money they need. If successful, the once-desperate individual can rejoice when the Sharks reveal their true interest in the product and bid up the price of the investment. A really top-notch idea will drive more than one of the Sharks to want to sink his or her teeth into it, and a war between them will erupt. But if the idea is poor, the Sharks will tear into the ill-prepared presenters and pass on the idea with a simple, "I'm out!," sending them running for the exit.
Episode 102 The Sharks hear a pitch from an inner-city schoolteacher (Mark Furigay from Chicago, Illinois) who has a unique way to get kids to learn. Sensing that a gourmet food business is about to make it big, the owner (Susan Knapp from Napa Valley, California) watches as the Sharks fight it out for a piece of her business. Also, the Sharks are so impressed with a life-saving idea that an astonishing one million dollar offer is made. Will this headstrong entrepreneur accept the offer or will his ego stand in the way?
Episode 103 An entrepreneurial newbie comes to the Shark Tank with high hopes for her kitchen accessory, but her presentation is less than stellar. Will the Sharks shred her vision to pieces or will there be a Shark fight to get a piece of the idea? A passionate stay-at-home mom (Lori Lite from Marietta, Georgia) with her own line of self-published children's books seeks much-needed funds to grow her business. Also, a father and son business team impress the Sharks with a revolutionary new musical product, but their need to control could derail the opportunity to make a fortune.
Episode 104 An entrepreneur originally from Ghana (now living in Maryland) comes to the Shark Tank seeking an investment for an internet business which is his shot at the American Dream. Other entrepreneurs who hope their business ideas will sharpen the Sharks' appetites include a man from northern California who wants to franchise his successful graffiti removal service - but he fights back when the Sharks want to control his business and make him their employee - and two women from Studio City, California who work the Sharks into a frenzy over their lucrative childcare product - but a last-minute wrinkle in the offer may blow the entire deal.
Episode 105 Three of the Sharks go in on a deal together for an innovative internet company with two brothers from Brazil (Rodolfo and Alexis Saccoman, who now live in Palm Beach, Florida and San Francisco, California, respectively). But just before the deal is sealed, a battle ensues and one of the Sharks is ousted. An eccentric, life-long entrepreneur named Cactus Jack (aka Jack Barringer from Ames, Iowa), who has never had a regular job in his life, comes to the Shark Tank in order to get an investment for his latest fitness device, but he must make a huge, personal sacrifice if he wants to do business.
Episode 106 Two Washington DC lobbyists come to the Shark Tank for bail-out money to fund their fledging BBQ sauce business; and the Sharks may have met their match when a young entrepreneur from Chicago with an innovative internet business plays hardball.
Episode 107 When her first opportunity at pitching the Sharks couldn't happen because of devastating news right before her appearance, this charming housewife from Charleston, South Carolina gets another chance and hopes to secure a deal this time around. She sends the Sharks into a feeding frenzy, but Barbara Corcoran - the only female Shark thinks her colleagues are behaving like smitten teenage boys rather than savvy business investors. Also, Kevin O'Leary is determined to seal a deal with a college student from Bloomington, Indiana who pitches a product made from soy that he concocts in his mom's kitchen. But the young entrepreneur's idealism and naivete may get in the way of a deal.
Episode 108 A confident young entrepreneur impresses the sharks with a lucrative line of trendy celebrity fashion accessories. But the Sharks feel he is valuing his company highly and his obnoxious over-confidence could blow a deal. Also, Kevin O'Leary shows just how much he doesn't like to lose: He is so distraught at being outbid by another Shark on a deal, he follows the entrepreneurs out of the Shark Tank in an attempt to get the last word.
Episode 109 Kevin O'Leary takes a dare from his fellow Sharks and bites into a veterinarian's product that claims to prevent cancer in pets. Later on, the Sharks enter a huge sphere to experience first-hand the entrepreneurs' virtual arcade; and four of the five Sharks hope to talk Barbara out of making what they think is a bad deal. Other business pitches include an outspoken designer from Houston, Texas who challenges the Sharks to invest in her line of fashionable clothing for women.
Episode 111 An entrepreneur who sells customized Bobble Heads wants an investment from the sharks to create an extension of his already lucrative business. But it becomes a battle of wills when the Sharks won't bite unless he gives up a stake in his successful business. An unusual business proposal comes from an urologist who has designed a device resembling a golf club for men to urinate into when the need arises on the golf course. And in a dramatic and riveting negotiation, the Sharks offer four times more money than what was sought for an innovative new business set to change the face of college sports. Also, an update on the Pork Barrel BBQ sauce business and the deal they brokered with Barbara Corcoran.
Episode 112 The air in the Shark Tank gets emotionally charged when a heated debate between the Sharks and a husband and wife team from Glen Allen, Virginia are asked to clarify the actual value of their successful childcare business. The Sharks are impressed with a delicious salad dressing mix created by a chef from Folsom, California, but their delight turns to concern when they learn she suffered a big financial loss when asked to remove her offensive packaging from shelves. A biker from Philadelphia gets tongue-tied while pitching his 3-dimensional helmet; a family man from Franklin, Tennessee learns the importance of being prepared before venturing into the Shark Tank; and a gentleman from New Jersey hopes the Sharks will bite on his golf ball cleaner. In addition, there's an update on the passionate stay-at-home mom (Lori Lite from Marietta, Georgia) who got funds from Barbara Corcoran to invest in her line of "stress free" children's books.
Episode 113 Two bicyclists from Austin, Texas hope their idea for a portable hand de-greasing product won't slip by the Sharks; a veteran police officer from the San Diego S.W.A.T. team brings a product that is smart, but less than manly; and the Sharks give a business lesson to an enthusiastic college student from NYU who is passionate about his environmentally friendly and socially aware clothing line. Also, the Sharks unintentionally bring to tears a New Jersey woman who designed a shopping experience for children. And a suspenseful moment occurs when Barbara Corcoran and Kevin Harrington find out if the eccentric, life-long entrepreneur, Cactus Jack, lost at least 35 pounds (the Sharks had challenged him to lose the weight before they would seal their business deal with him and his fitness invention, the Body Jac).
Episode 114 An entrepreneur from Monrovia, California who wants to bring back the old fashioned ice cream man hopes the Sharks will be swayed by their nostalgia for sweet things of the past and not cream him for his lack of big sales. Things percolate between the Sharks and a husband and wife team from Santa Monica after Kevin O'Leary mocks their poorly executed business pitch about providing legal services at a coffee house. Another coffee-oriented pitch finds a man who has created a way to determine if a cup of Joe does or doesn't contain caffeine. A housewife from Knoxville, Tennessee hopes her idea on how to recycle lipsticks to create new ones will smack of success. Also, there is an update on how the business venture has been going with the Sharks who partnered with Lisa Lloyd (from Tucson, Arizona) and her Treasure Chest Pets.
Episode 110 An entrepreneur from Monrovia, California who wants to bring back the old fashioned ice cream man hopes the Sharks will be swayed by their nostalgia for sweet things of the past and not cream him for his lack of big sales. Things percolate between the Sharks and a husband and wife team from Santa Monica after Kevin O'Leary mocks their poorly executed business pitch about providing legal services at a coffee house. Another coffee-oriented pitch finds a man who has created a way to determine if a cup of Joe does or doesn't contain caffeine. A housewife from Knoxville, Tennessee hopes her idea on how to recycle lipsticks to create new ones will smack of success. Also, there is an update on how the business venture has been going with the Sharks who partnered with Lisa Lloyd (from Tucson, Arizona) and her Treasure Chest Pets.